What’s Up in the Neighborhood, January 9 2021

Well … we definitely have some solid content from my blogroll contributors, both in the United States and abroad. So let’s not waste time. Especially with the content of some of these bloggers and writers and photographers and storytellers. BLOGS FOR TERRORISM IN WASHINGTON Heather Fazio in the “Girl Gone Smart” blog, “Girl Gone Smart:…

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My 2021 Resolution – Mindfucking with scammers

It’s been happening more frequently. And it’s irritating. In the past, I’ve railed against these companies that are trying to sell me an extended service warranty for my car. Sometimes they call two, three, five times a day. Telling them to go away is useless, they keep returning. Telling my phone company to screen them…

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Live (from 1975), it’s the Manhattan Transfer!

My unabashed love for the vocal harmony quartet Manhattan Transfer began in 1975 with two distinct events – the first was hearing their song “Operator” on Top 40 radio stations, and the second was watching their summer TV variety series. Let me explain. There were several musical talents that would have regular television variety shows…

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Deadliest Catch and the loss of Nick McGlashan

I’ve watched the Discovery Channel show Deadliest Catch for years. For those not familiar, Deadliest Catch is a docu-series about Alaskan crab fishing. Being a crab fisherman in the Bering Sea is rife with dangers – everything from falling overboard into the icy waters, to getting injured by heavy equipment (with rescue help hours away).…

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14 Badges, a Coin and a Bumper Sticker.

There’s still a big part of me that loves the Great Escape amusement park in Lake George. Of course, I loved it when it was Storytown, but that’s me. And over the years, either through online acquisitions or from visiting the park itself and getting one handed to me by the great sheriff Wild Windy…

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You can now bid online for Chuck Miller’s artworks during Charity Season 2020!

Normally during my “Charity Season,” my artworks are hung in a gallery, people walk by, they write their names on the ones they want to buy or bid on, and the artwork finds new homes. Of course, with COVID-19, things get a tad more … creative. Four of my artworks that are in the “Charity…

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The Amish Mafia need to reunite and solve this problem here.

A long, long time ago, I used to do very snarky (and popular) recaps of a certain Discovery Channel TV show that purported to expose the seamy underbelly of organized crime in South Central Pennsylvania and the like. Yeah, I’m talking about the Amish Mafia. This was the show that offered Lebanon Levi King Stoltzfus…

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Chuck versus WordPress: or, why did WP fix what wasn’t broken?

So on Friday, October 1, WordPress jerked its “Classic Editor” function away from me, in favor of this new “fill in the blocks and do it our way” functionality. It caught me off guard, which led to a quickie post on Friday. I already had a timed post for Friday evening (my WHCL playlist for…

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